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Adulthood: It's Not Just For Adults Anymore

My friend Ruth -- whose daughter Ariela reminded us that our naughty pasts are always with us -- has another daughter, seven year old Dvorah. Apparently she represents our other, mature side.

"Last week I was driving Dvorah somewhere and drinking my coffee and making loud annoying slurpy noises, just cause she was being so quiet and I felt like it.

Finally Dvorah says 'WHY are you making those noises?'

Me: 'Cause I felt like it. Sometimes mommies need attention too.'

Dvorah (drily): 'I noticed.' (resumes looking out window)"

Today's fragrance: Ormonde Jayne Ta'if with just a bit of Sage Machado Amber AND, thanks to Kate, a whif of Serge Lutens Ambre Sultan! woohoo!


Blogger Val said...

Hehe! My mother was right. She says little girls should run the world- they're the ones who know everything. ;)

9:58 AM

Blogger Kate said...

That's so funny. :-)

1:15 PM

Blogger cjblue said...

I love your presentation of these stories, M! If I'm ever interesting enough, will you write my biography? I'm going to have to save the really good kid stories for you. XOXO

6:13 PM

Blogger AP3 said...

That's pretty funny! I love the picture, too.

7:34 PM

Blogger actonbell said...

Yes, too cute--the story and the picture:)

3:25 AM

Anonymous Laura said...

These stories remind me a little of 'Hideous Kinky' by Esther Freud. How was the jambalaya, by the way?
Your devoted fan,

4:00 AM

Blogger Kyahgirl said...

I do so love the stories about Ruth's girls. I am so lucky to have even met miss Ruth in person. It gladdens my heart!

8:24 AM

Blogger BarbaraFromCalifornia said...

Your pictures, M, are so beautiful.

Yes, mom's sometimes act like children (I raise my hand) and we definitely need attention.

8:53 AM

Blogger cjblue said...

Hmmm, Laura, I guess I'm going to have to read the book before I know how to take the Hideous/Kinky comment, LOL! I saw the movie and if I recall correctly, the mom was sort of a mess as a mother, no?

But I do remember thinking the kids were cool.

9:05 AM

Blogger Trina said...

I have a feeling my kid (should I have one) will be FAR more adult than I am :)

12:39 AM

Anonymous Laura said...

Ruth, Titian Lady, I had no idea these stories were about YOU and your children! I remember the older daughter character as being preternaturally wise and mature. The mother I remember as being very playful, naive and adventurous ---and having a lot to deal with in her life. I know that the author was married to Lucien Freud the painter, which couldn't have been fun. This is all I remember about the book, enough to make a throw-away comment. If I had known you were the Ruth of the story, I would have had a very different impression!
PS I bet your daughters are gorgeous! Do they have your coloring?

5:10 AM

Blogger cjblue said...

LOL! Even I don't have my coloring, but thank you. I have a couple of old-ish pics up on my profile - of course I think they're gorgeous. My older daughter has my coloring. Younger one got the Dutch genes. I'm off now to Amazon, I might just buy that book.

8:43 AM


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